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on taking your own advice

05/28/2013 27 Comments

on taking your own advice

05/28/2013 27 Comments

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I have a nasty case of The Mondays. Except it’s Tuesday. I should be renewed and invigorated after a lovely holiday weekend, right?

Instead, somehow, I’m anything but.

I’m having the worst hair day ever. My quest for an all-natural shampoo has lead me down a path of heavy greasy terribleness, and I’ve been resisting the urge to call my stylist for a severe chin-length chop all afternoon. Also, I may have fallen victim to the siren song of the home hair color aisle, and I may really regret it.

I’m feeling bloated and puffy, my to-do list is giving me the stink eye, I’ve wasted an hour on Hautelook and Makeup Alley debating whether or not to buy discounted Tan Towels to combat my pastiness, and my face is breaking out in ways I didn’t think possible for a woman nearing 30.

Oh, and it’s been a dreadfully slow day at the shop; an unwelcome reminder that summer is upon us and we have many days like this to look forward to in June and July.

It’s just a funky mcfunkerson kind of Monday Tuesday. I feel gross, this day feels gross, and I could use a hug and a pint of Chunky Monkey.

An hour or so ago, I asked Chad to snap a few photos for the blog. I thought I could at least get it together long enough for a smiley outfit post. Womp-Womp. They all turned out awful (through no fault of my photographer) and seemed to magnify all of today’s nagging insecurities in high-def.

Just when I was ready to crawl in the walk-in cooler and pout the rest of the afternoon away, I read the bright chalky message staring me in the face from my Photoshop window. This morning — before I let all those dark clouds spoil my day — I scrawled those sunny punny words on our sign and rolled it out to the front of our shop. Maybe my subconscious knew I’d need the reminder later; “Hey dummy, stop and smell the flowers! It’s not that serious. Go take a Midol and a hot bath and things will look better tomorrow.

It’s easy to let a nasty outlook take hold and block out any prospects of sunshine. Sometimes, you just have to take a beat, count your blessings, and send up a little prayer of gratitude and perspective. Then pour yourself a big ol’ glass of wine and fuhgettaboutit.

It’s time to lock up the shop and put this dreary day to bed. I think things will seem brighter from my couch. In sweatpants.

Note to self: swing by the drugstore for wine and Ben & Jerry’s.

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Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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27 Comments

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  • smashleedawnn 06/01/2013 at 3:40 pm

    Reblogged this on smashleedawnn.

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  • thekingdomofbohemia 05/30/2013 at 8:48 pm

    I hope the rest of your week has been better!
    I’ve been on the hunt for a natural shampoo as well and have pretty much come up empty and greasy :{ If you find something good, I would love to hear about it!

  • betiluvsmakeup 05/29/2013 at 8:44 pm

    Love this post….. I am a Hautelook addict.. :)

  • Angie 05/29/2013 at 1:38 pm

    …but let me tell you…if that is the outfit and bag you had on your bad day…you make bad days look GOOD, girl!!! :-)

  • boblist 05/29/2013 at 10:56 am

    Hihi love the text next to you hihi!! And your outfit is sooo cool!!Greats from Milan, b.

  • buttonsandbirdcages 05/29/2013 at 8:10 am

    Wine and Ben and Jerrys would have sounded like heaven to me last night,was feeling in a funk too (though, for once I resisted the urge to cvs dye my hair – forcing myself to wait until next week). Hope everything got better (and good luck with the shampoo quest!)

  • marieltan 05/29/2013 at 7:50 am

    I hope Ben and Jerry’s did the trick! :p

  • jhuddie 05/29/2013 at 4:45 am

    Reblogged this on Jhuddie's Blog.

  • Amy 05/29/2013 at 4:00 am

    Have a great week

  • Tricia O. 05/28/2013 at 11:11 pm

    Reblogged this on Brand New Somewhere and commented:
    This completely sums up how I’ve felt today.

  • Tricia O. 05/28/2013 at 11:10 pm

    Can I just say that this post completely replicates the way I felt today as well? Thanks so much for putting into words. Now where’s my leftover wine…

  • Veloria in Velvet 05/28/2013 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for the refreshing reminder :) I’m the type of person to dwell in my miseries…and kinda get tunnel vision of how bad things seem. My fantastic hubby will also remind me that things aren’t really that bad or serious…And that he still thinks I’m beautiful despite my breakouts :P BTW, what IS UP with breakouts getting worse as we get older??

  • Tawni 05/28/2013 at 10:19 pm

    Something about this Tuesday after a holiday thing makes regular ol’ mondays look a bit better

  • Linda 05/28/2013 at 8:26 pm

    I hope you have a better day tomorrow, and hopefully you found what you’re looking S’MORE in the ice cream case. xo

  • taraallglorious 05/28/2013 at 5:50 pm

    There’s always an excuse to treat yourself. :) Hope this evening’s a better day.

  • maddya 05/28/2013 at 5:34 pm

    Surely can relate to your feelings today….better still relating to taking a deep breathe and then counting those blessings. So Wednesday will be better???

  • lori 05/28/2013 at 5:33 pm

    My do list gives me the stink eye too. And ice cream is the BEST medicine. :)

  • Lauren 05/28/2013 at 5:26 pm

    I hear ya on today. Serious case of the Tuesdays plus a sore throat. Sweet.

    On a lighter note, I’m digging my all natural shampoo and conditioner, Neuma. Is it as luxurious feeling as Pureology? Negative. I will say its pretty good. Plus it’s good for a million reasons.

  • Fiona tries to blog 05/28/2013 at 5:25 pm

    Aw no sounds like a rubbish day. Sometimes nothing anyone says makes you feel better. When I have days like that all I want to do is feel sorry for myself, that in itself makes me feel better. And ice cream….

  • megbenj 05/28/2013 at 5:06 pm

    I can totally relate to this post!!! I had a beauteous 4 day weekend thanks to a freebie Friday off due to professional development being cancelled … almost half the weekend I was in a foul mood and for what ??? Times like those I try to regroup and count my blessings, and the phrase on your sign is just what I/you/every woman needs sometimes. Thanks :)

  • Ariella 05/28/2013 at 5:03 pm

    Love the blog!

    To make your day better, Publix (in Jacksonville area, at least) has Ben & Jerrys BOGO this week!

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